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Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

The call to action is palpable and necessary: to honor lives of Black Americans, to condemn police brutality, to dismantle systems based on racist values, and to stand in solidarity to affirm that BLACK LIVES MATTER. We reflect on our actions and critical feedback, which requires that Andover’s planning and opportunity to educate deliver greater accountability.

A letter from CAMD

Director LaShawn Springer writes to the Andover community

Community Resources

A collection of readings, films, and action items shared with the Andover campus

OWHL Reading List

A list of readings, podcasts, and videos to help understand and act against structural racism in American society

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: The Work Ahead

Tang Institute Director Andy Housiaux writes about the historical and social factors around race, inequality, and injustice

Brace Center for Gender Studies

The Brace Center’s current aim is to advance the institutional efforts towards intersectional gender equity and inclusion.

Community and Multicultural Development

The mission of the CaMD Office is to raise awareness and encourage understanding of differences of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic class, geographical origin, sexual orientation and more.

The Challenge for Equity & Inclusion

Contribute to the trustee-sponsored challenge that directly benefits students of color and affirms Andover’s mission as a private school with a public purpose.

Andover Magazine

From the Spring 2020 issue

Martin Luther King Jr. wrote about the presence of justice in his famous letter from Birmingham jail on April 16, 1963. Following his arrest for protesting the treatment of blacks in segregated Birmingham, King responded to the criticisms of local religious leaders who accused him of being “an outside agitator” responsible for causing unrest in the streets.

“Our purpose when practicing civil disobedience is to call attention to the injustice or to an unjust law which we seek to change,” King wrote. He referred to the presence of justice as a substantive and positive peace, in which all men will respect the dignity and worth of human personality.

King’s epic missive—published and distributed around the country and introduced in testimony before Congress—struck at the heart of the nation’s understanding of law and order, arguing that the observance of an unjust law violates the moral order. And it ushered in seismic change.

In 2020, more than half a century after Dr. King wrote about justice and the long road to freedom, Andover’s ever-curious students, faculty, and alumni are thinking about how and where justice is served, how and where we have just aspects of our society, and what is our obligation and responsibility to help shape more just communities?

This issue is devoted to the problem solvers and solution seekers who are breaking down barriers and transforming lives.


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